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IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers Questionnaire

IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers Questionnaire

Your views on Past & Future of Transboundary Aquifers:  Research, Management, and Policy Directions

In order to facilitate the discussion at a forthcoming workshop, we would be grateful to have your views on the points below.

Please reply by 15th July 2019.

QUESTIONNAIRE / COMMENTS

A - Regarding the recognition of the topic of TBAs in the global ‘water agenda’

B - Regarding the progress achieved on understanding the ‘the physical and social science’ for evaluation of transboundary aquifers

C - On the maturation and adoption of legal frameworks relating to TBAs by Member States of the UN

(see https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/68/118) for background)

D - Have TBA Agreements negotiated between ‘aquifer system states’ taken full account of the relevant hydrogeology / socio economics

E - Considering the ‘global water agenda’ up to 2030, what specific efforts must national institutions make, so that their shared transboundary aquifer resources can be managed sustainably?

Specific efforts are required, for the following reasons:

F - With regard to the future role of the IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers (2020 to 2030), please give your views on the following: